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DrUg_Tit0
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Registered: Nov 2002
Location: Zagreb, Croatia

Yeah, Budapest is pretty cool.

But I dunno about Vienna, I wasn't that impressed by it. It may have been because I've been to like 5 nice big cities in those 2 weeks before I came there so it was more or less like, oh, another pretty cathedral, oh, another pretty building, oh another cheap hostel...

As for the Koln cathedral, well, yeah, I don't really have any warm feelings for the church either, but that one is really a site to see. It's like 150m and fat and all built in that cool gothic style architecture.


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Old Post Jun-02-2005 23:16  Croatia
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squirrelly
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Registered: Oct 2003
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Looks like I'll be going on this trip solo now, so I can pick out the places I want to go a little more specifically.


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Old Post Jun-03-2005 14:56  Poland
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George Smiley
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Registered: Jan 2004
Location: 9 Bywater Street, Chelsea, London

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Looks like I'll be going on this trip solo now, so I can pick out the places I want to go a little more specifically.

Well if your lookin to pick up boys then go to Italy. Everywhere you go men will just stare at you like they've never seen a girl before...

Old Post Jun-03-2005 15:02  England
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Yoepus
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Registered: Jan 2002
Location: Ketchup fields, Texas

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Well if your lookin to pick up boys then go to Italy. Everywhere you go men will just stare at you like they've never seen a girl before...


They did this to you too Georegey-old-gal? eh?


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Old Post Jun-03-2005 15:06  Israel
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George Smiley
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They did this to you too Georegey-old-gal? eh?

No but I was there with my (ex) girlfriend and her mate and they did it to both of them...and her mate was fucking fat and MINGING*!!!









*I believe there is an 'Urban Dictionary' floating around on the net somewhere if you would like to know what a "minger" or a "chav" is

Old Post Jun-03-2005 15:13  England
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Dervish
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Registered: Dec 2003
Location: Wick, Scotland

Sure they wern't just trying to find out what the glare off your pasty british skin was comming from?

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George Smiley
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Sure they wern't just trying to find out what the glare off your pasty british skin was comming from?


Hey its sunny in Yorkshire!!

Old Post Jun-03-2005 15:48  England
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trancaholic
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Registered: Oct 2000
Location: Aalborg

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Originally posted by George Smiley
Well if your lookin to pick up boys then go to Italy. Everywhere you go men will just stare at you like they've never seen a girl before...

Boys who live with their parents, that is. From my experiences of Italy, I don't think that they would "attack" you if you're a brown-eyed brunette, though. It seems like northern looking blond chicks are their main targets.

Old Post Jun-03-2005 16:53  Denmark
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occrider
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Registered: Oct 2000
Location: New York

A french carrier is off the coast of Virginia!!! French fighter jets have landed in New Jersey!!! They're trying to use bad credit cards!!! Where's Yoepus?? Grab your gun!! I'll get the car warmed up!

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French Fighter Jets Forced To Land In N.J.

POSTED: 8:12 am EDT June 3, 2005
UPDATED: 12:22 pm EDT June 3, 2005

POMONA, N.J. -- Nine French fighter jets and a radar plane stayed overnight at Atlantic City International Airport after one suffered a mechanical problem and bad weather prevented them from returning to their aircraft carrier off the Virginia coast, authorities said Friday.

The planes, low on fuel, initially asked for permission to land Thursday at a United States military installation but lacked the clearance number, said Noel Clay, a spokesman for the U.S. State Department.

The planes, which had been conducting military exercises, then sought and received permission for emergency landings at the airport here around 3:45 p.m. They were parked overnight on an FAA ramp at the airport and had clearance to take off at noon to return to the French aircraft carrier de Gaulle, off the coast of Virginia.

One of the jets had mechanical problems, said Holly Baker, an FAA spokeswoman whose office is at the airport.

There was a further complication, according to a broadcast report. One of the pilots tried to buy fuel Thursday and couldn't because he didn't have the available funds on his credit card, according to Philadelphia television station WPVI-TV.

Baker said two of the pilots, accompanied by FAA security, stayed with the planes overnight. She could not confirm the report about the failed gasoline purchase.
http://www.wnbc.com/news/4564225/detail.html




Wtf ... the french conduct training excercises over the US? They have a carrier? The pilot should have used the platinum american express card ... don't leave him without it. This is probably the most bizarre story I've read all day.


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Old Post Jun-03-2005 19:29  United States
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Registered: May 2001
Location: Prague, Czech Republic

Apologies for my arrogation of this thread from our beloved sister forum, but I thought it'd be an interesting topic to discuss here amongst the incorrigible machismo of the PDD: when was the last time you (yes you, tough guy!) actually cried?

I haven't cried properly (i.e. proper tears rolling down my cheeks, whimperng and so forth) since I was about 10 or 11, but I've come close a couple of times. The first was just after my parents split up when I was about 17 (they're still married five years on, btw - god only knows why) and I was harbouring a lot of resentment towards my dad for the part he played in the split (and - without going into details - it was predominantly his fault). Anyway, I had a dream one night about him dying and a couple of the images (not of him dying, but of the life he had led) really stuck in my mind. It's difficult to describe (even though I'm sure you all understand the sensation) just how vivid and demonstrative dreams can be, but I woke up in the middle of the night and spent the next few hours just thinking - in an endless loop - about just how much he had done for me. As much as I love my mum, I understand that most of who I am has to do with what my dad has taught me over the years. Everything from my love of science (he's a geologist), to my love of philosophy and literature (even though I've probably - without any hint of arrogance - excelled beyond him in my love and comprehension of the former, he was still the one who introduced me to it), to my political orientation (he's a bit of an old-school socialist, which I've largely outgrown, but his humanitarianism and his skepticism towards political authority I've largely retained over the years), he was the one who groomed me into the impeccable human being you see before you right now. While I went to bed resenting him, after dreaming about his death, I spent the rest of the night in that emotional state that is so easy to reach when you're tired but unable to sleep, just thinking about him, how much he'd done for me and how the rift between him and my mum, ultimately, shouldn't change what he meant to me. I came close to tears just thinking about it.

(How's that for sappy, eh...? )

The only other time I can remember coming close to tears recently, was reading the conclusion of Albert Camus' First Man only a couple of months ago. I'm rarely emotionally moved by mere words, but this one really got to me. Most people probably wouldn't get it, but everything kind of culminated in the last couple of chapters and it really stirred me emotionally.

The reasons why:

  • Camus has always (well for the past 4-5 years at least) been a hero of mine and this was the last of his major works I'd still yet to read.
  • The semi-autobiographical book was a vivid description of the pleasures he'd enjoyed throughout an adverse childhood and it culminates with a letter written to him, as an adult, by the teacher who was so influential in his development as a person (Camus, never having known his own father, saw him as a father figure) and Camus' response to it (both of which, it goes without saying, are incredibly touching).
  • The last chapter was just this raw (raw because he never got the chance to revise it) flurry of words detailing Camus' incomprehnsible passion for life and you read it knowing that the book it was contained within was never finished because he died prematurely in a car-crash in 1961. The words you read about how precious every senstation in life is, were probably the last he wrote before he died.


I know it doesn't sound like much, but all these three elements came to a head at the end and I was having a hard time holding back the tears at the back of the bus that day (yeah, I was on a bus - could you imagine how it would have looked if I'd started bawling? ).

Anyway, enough about me. When was the last time you cried?


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Old Post Jun-03-2005 22:29  Australia
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TranceGiant
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Registered: Jun 2001
Location: (Strudel)-City that never sleeps

Mmmmm.....
Must be almost 2 years ago when I experienced this "depression"-esque phase. What's strange is that it wasn't technically a depression, to this day I haven't really been able to define it properly. All I know is that it wasn't just "a bad mood", but a real partly pathological problem. It could be best described as a psychotic episode with a schizophrenix touch. The main motive was the lacking sense of reality. Now you might think "cool, welcome to the matrix!". But what seemed "weird" at first turned into an unescapable nightmare, a labyrinth I couldnt break out of. I simply lost this "sense" of "HERE and NOW". The most basic context everyopne doesn't normally even lose one thought about seemed to have gone. In this sem-autist stage I would constantly fight with my own self and try to convince myself that I AM here and NOW and this is not some sort of "dream". I spent the days constantly philsophizing about existential problems, trying to justify "reality" by "Cogito ergo sum" arguments and the such. Blah, this surely sounds stupid but I cannot express it better than that. It really felt like being plugged off and being left in a parallel world, a movie that felt unreal.
Now that what remained of my "reason" wouldnt stop fighting this "trip" by arguing against it, philosophically, psychologically etc. etc. Now add to that my naturally given hypochondria (fearing that I'm one step away from lunatic asylum, suffering from an incurable mental disease) and there you have - at some point, after weeks of inner struggle - a total breakdown.
I remember this day when my parents confronted me with my "passive behavior lately" and i was "coming out", telling them what was going on with me. I tried to describe this scenario, this thoughts of mine (what I write here is merely a tiny party of what my racing mind was producing back then) and while my mum (doctor) really paid attention and tried to follow my "symptoms" I started to see my dad's eyes opening widely, trying to stay serious, which seemed hard for him, having to hear his son telling him about parallel realities and Descartesque philosophy. When our eyes finally met We both suddenly started to laugh out hysterically, with tears rolling down my cheek. Both tears of frustration (I still felt "distached" from them, and any other person for that matter, at this moment) and tears of laughter. I'll never forget this scene...


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zig
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Registered: Dec 2004
Location: Dublin,Ireland

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Originally posted by occrider
A french carrier is off the coast of Virginia!!! French fighter jets have landed in New Jersey!!! They're trying to use bad credit cards!!! Where's Yoepus?? Grab your gun!! I'll get the car warmed up!





Wtf ... the french conduct training excercises over the US? They have a carrier? The pilot should have used the platinum american express card ... don't leave him without it. This is probably the most bizarre story I've read all day.


A simple reconnaissance mission, followed by a mass invasion.

French have had carriers for decades, but apparently that one is a tank in the water, as they insisted it be made in France with all French parts and technology and its had endless problems and as usual with these projects it cost about double the origional estimate.


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